This study focuses on the phenomenon of marriage of underage girls between legalization, jurisprudence and practice: the case of girls from the province of Azilal where it is customary to force marriage at girls at a very young age.
The diagnosis finds that the problem of the marriage of underage girls is complex as several factors come into play, in this case the social, economic, cultural and legal factors, and that is why it is very important to tackle the subject from a global perspective taking into consideration the legal side but also the socio-cultural side of the Moroccan society.
The diagnosis proposes 10 recommendations to end the marriage of minors, including the immediate removal of legal provisions authorizing child marriage, the adoption of gendered approach in the appointment of judges or the strengthening of legislative reform.
Here, you can watch the presentation of the study which took place in Rabat, March 24, 2017
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.